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Check it Out – El Retiro Library Re-Opens

Great news for our community El Retiro library is open and welcoming back patrons! The plumbing issues that caused the library’s year-long closure have been resolved and additional upgrades were made....

Riviera Couple Help Bring Dignity to the Destitute on Skid Row

A pair of shoes. A shirt. A warm blanket. Most of us take these everyday items for granted. But to the thousands of homeless living on Skid Row, a simple pair of shoes can mean the difference between ...

A Message from Riviera Elementary Principal, Christie Forshey

Riviera Elementary School is turning 70 years old! Did you or your child/ren attend Riviera Elementary School? Alumni, current and past staff members, and neighbors are invited to attend this special ...

Riviera Couple Celebrates their 70s on Everest

The Mountains Are Calling Not many people celebrate their 70th birthday climbing Mount Everest. But not a lot of people are like Riviera residents Laurie Jonqueres and her husband, Michel.  Just over ...

Riviera Roundup: a Message From Riviera Elementary Principal, Christie Forshey

Riviera Elementary School Recognized Two Students From Each Class for the Character Counts All Pillar Awards at a Ceremony on May 23rd Here is a picture of our 5th-grade recipients!  The students sele...

Local Author Ruth Stevens Pens Dementia Novel That Inspires & Uplifts

Hollywood Riviera Resident Ruth Stevens on Her Novel Stage Seven Alzheimer’s is a disease Hollywood Riviera resident and author Ruth Stevens knows all too well.  Her mother, once a vibrant and a...

Riviera Elementary Award Recipients

Riviera Roundup:  Riviera Elementary Award Recipients I have a soft spot for Riviera Elementary  — my wife, Suzy Silver Nastaskin went there, as did our children, Isabelle, Aaron and J...

Do you live in a “Kissel-built” home?

Do you live in a “Kissel-built” home? If you live in the part of the Hollywood Riviera with a 90505 zip code, it’s very possible you do. That’s because hundreds of homes in the Riviera were built by d...

Fight Back Against Cancer

Relay For Life Returns May 14 at South High Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. Maybe it’s your spouse, parent, sibling, friend, or worst of all, child. Maybe you’ve had cancer you...

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My Life in Kyiv, Ukraine

Though past issues of this newsletter have focused on my fellow Riviera residents and our local businesses, with everything happening in the world right now I feel compelled to use this space to share...

Riviera Resident Reflects on Greek Holocaust

As she looks out from her Hollywood Riviera home onto the blue Pacific below, Stella Leontsini never takes for granted the calm and peaceful existence she enjoys today. It’s a far cry from her childho...

Local Riviera Resident Amean Hameed Helps Others Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease

Driving home from his job as an associate technical fellow in Information Technology (IT) at Boeing, Riviera resident Amean Hameed always passed by a studio offering aerial aerobics. Not sure what it ...

The Little French Bakery Says Bonjour to the Riviera Village – Local Taste Buds Rejoice

Hankering for a fresh, Parisian-style baguette, one with a crispy, caramelized crust and a melt-in-your mouth interior? How about the perfect croissant with a buttery aroma and a flakey bite? You’re i...

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What Homeowners Should Know About Calculating Property Tax

Most people know that homeownership requires a monthly mortgage payment. But did you know that you’ll also have to pay property taxes? If you already own a home, you can see how your tax is calculated...

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Historic Lower Riviera Home Hits the Market

The Hollywood Riviera exists thanks to the vision and tenacity of developer Clifford Reid, who in 1928 built the community’s first home — one specially designed for his family The majestic Itali...

Four Ways to Find the Ideal Waterfront Property

Investing in a waterfront property in the Hollywood Riviera is a great way to ensure a maximum return, while also providing you with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a luxurious and exclusive view. Th...

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The Difference Between a Second Home and an Investment Property

You’ve probably heard the terms second home, investment property, vacation home and rental property. But is there any real difference among them?  And does it even matter what you call it? Turns ...

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What to Ask When Buying a House

Before you make an offer on a house, you want to be absolutely sure that it’s the right one. But with so many options out there, how do you find your perfect match? Finding the ideal home involves res...

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The Riviera Homeowners Association: Serving Our Community for 75 Years

Ninety-two years ago, developer Clifford Reid established our special community, the Hollywood Riviera. Inspired by the beauty of its seaside location and surrounding hills, he coined the name due to ...

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Potential Problems in a Bedroom Virtual Tour

If you’re using a video tour to get a closer look at the house you are interested in purchasing, you’ll want to be sure and give the bedrooms more than a passing glance. After all, a bedroom isn’t jus...

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